Planning a wedding has a lot of juggling parts. So when you are also engaged at the same time as your best friend, it makes it easier to plan the details together! I met Shannon and Sorelle for coffee as we talked about each of their individual wedding day plans. Shannon talked about how they wanted to have an outdoor ceremony at the doors of the chapel at the Heritage House and I got excited! Getting married in the Hill Country of Texas is beautiful and although there are a lot of venues with cute chapels, I really think it is a smart idea to have the chapel as the actual back drop to your ceremony! Heritage House and Ian’s Chapel at Camp Lucy are two venues that I think fit this bill perfectly!
But it wasn’t just the scenery that made me love Shannon and Gregg’s wedding. It was all the little details. Shannon looked stunning as a bride. She gave vintage handkerchiefs to her grandmother and mother to hold during the ceremony (I love sentimental gifts like these!) and kept the details classic. I feel like Shannon and Gregg’s wedding was planned in a way that it will never look out of style, unlike some. (Cough, I am looking at you 1980’s puffy sleeves wedding dresses! Cough.)
I am so honored to get to photograph each and every wedding I attend, but this one seemed especially heartfelt. Guests lingered and chatted up until the last minute of their reception, seeming like they were all old friends that could pick up conversations like no time at all had passed. In my experience, those truly are the best of friendships and what fun it was to see them all come together to celebrate such a wonderful day for Shannon and Gregg!
AUSTIN & HOUSTON TEXAS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER